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Author Topic: Witchcraft NOT Wicca  (Read 1625 times)

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Witchcraft NOT Wicca
« on: August 13, 2013, 06:59:50 pm »
I'm looking for books on the various witchcraft traditions aside from Wicca. It's easy to find books on Wicca but not so for other kinds of witchcraft practice.

I tried to find another post on this topic but I was unable to, but if there is one could someone point me to it?

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Re: Witchcraft NOT Wicca
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2013, 07:34:54 pm »
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I'm looking for books on the various witchcraft traditions aside from Wicca. It's easy to find books on Wicca but not so for other kinds of witchcraft practice.

I tried to find another post on this topic but I was unable to, but if there is one could someone point me to it?

 
Well basically anything related to the Feri tradition not Fairy wicca/Druidic focused traditions falls under this. Evolutionary Witchcraft and Kissing the Limitless by T. Thorn Coyle, Etheric Anatomy, Thorns of the Blood Rose, Lillith's Garden, Etheric Anatomy,Heart of The Initiate all by (or rather featuring heavily in the case of Heart of The Initiate) Victor Anderson are important texts with regards to it.
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Re: Witchcraft NOT Wicca
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2013, 08:42:43 pm »
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I'm looking for books on the various witchcraft traditions aside from Wicca. It's easy to find books on Wicca but not so for other kinds of witchcraft practice.

I tried to find another post on this topic but I was unable to, but if there is one could someone point me to it?

 
I can't think if anything specific right now,but it might help to look around in the witchcraft part of the forum,use the search function and you might pull up a thread on all witchcraft books. I know I've had better luck with searching up folk magic,hoodoo,hedge witch,kitchen witch,chaos topics for no religious witchcraft or at the least,witchcraft that doesn't ask you to call up deity to preform it.
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Re: Witchcraft NOT Wicca
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2013, 08:22:51 am »
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I'm looking for books on the various witchcraft traditions aside from Wicca. It's easy to find books on Wicca but not so for other kinds of witchcraft practice.

Religious witchcraft traditions and/or plain witchcraft as magick?
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Re: Witchcraft NOT Wicca
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2013, 12:47:56 pm »
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Religious witchcraft traditions and/or plain witchcraft as magick?

 
If you look back through history there really isn't a huge difference except for how folksy as opposed to formal the traditions are.
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Re: Witchcraft NOT Wicca
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2013, 01:09:20 pm »
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If you look back through history there really isn't a huge difference except for how folksy as opposed to formal the traditions are.

 
Well I suppose they're both some form of witchcraft, but they are different. That tends to be why people differentiate between them.
Also the folksy Vs formal description is problematic, it's honestly just not that cut and dry.
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Re: Witchcraft NOT Wicca
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2013, 01:12:19 pm »
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If you look back through history there really isn't a huge difference except for how folksy as opposed to formal the traditions are.

 
If you look back through history Wicca's less than 100 years old, too.

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Re: Witchcraft NOT Wicca
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2013, 01:14:24 pm »
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If you look back through history there really isn't a huge difference except for how folksy as opposed to formal the traditions are.

While I am not sure I would agree about the history, people asking the question today often do make a strong distinction between witchcraft as a religion and witchcraft as a non-religious magical practice.
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Re: Witchcraft NOT Wicca
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2013, 01:28:56 pm »
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If you look back through history there really isn't a huge difference except for how folksy as opposed to formal the traditions are.

 
"Folksy" could be a formal tradition as it has its guidelines and requirements. Yeah, people didn't get initiated with degrees, titles, and such; but there were initiations by being knowledgable enough to be trusted. Knowledge of the practice/tools itself is a guideline/requirement to be a successful practitioner.

Back in that day, I don't think there was a distinction made between the two. People either did witchcraft or didn't. In the modern day, I know I choose to make that distinction because differences between regions and personal experiences influence what information I really want/need for my own practice and gives me a helpful lens as to what I'm looking at. I come from a culture where I'm not submerged in a system where witchcraft is "blank", it's more like witchcraft can be "blankity, blank, blank-blank, or maybe blank-to-the-blank".

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Re: Witchcraft NOT Wicca
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2013, 06:00:30 pm »
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Religious witchcraft traditions and/or plain witchcraft as magick?

 
Honestly both would be great. I'm simply trying to learn as much as I can at the moment.

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Re: Witchcraft NOT Wicca
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2013, 06:02:15 pm »
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Well basically anything related to the Feri tradition not Fairy wicca/Druidic focused traditions falls under this. Evolutionary Witchcraft and Kissing the Limitless by T. Thorn Coyle, Etheric Anatomy, Thorns of the Blood Rose, Lillith's Garden, Etheric Anatomy,Heart of The Initiate all by (or rather featuring heavily in the case of Heart of The Initiate) Victor Anderson are important texts with regards to it.

 
Thank you! I will look in to these. I had heard of the Feri tradition but didn't know any book titles.

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Re: Witchcraft NOT Wicca
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2013, 06:02:53 pm »
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I can't think if anything specific right now,but it might help to look around in the witchcraft part of the forum,use the search function and you might pull up a thread on all witchcraft books. I know I've had better luck with searching up folk magic,hoodoo,hedge witch,kitchen witch,chaos topics for no religious witchcraft or at the least,witchcraft that doesn't ask you to call up deity to preform it.

 
Thanks for the tips. I will remember this.

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Re: Witchcraft NOT Wicca
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2013, 06:30:41 pm »
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Honestly both would be great. I'm simply trying to learn as much as I can at the moment.

For witchcraft as magic (with a touch of witchcraft as religion at the end), Paul Huson's Mastering Witchcraft is a good place to start.
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Re: Witchcraft NOT Wicca
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2013, 07:28:20 am »
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For witchcraft as magic (with a touch of witchcraft as religion at the end), Paul Huson's Mastering Witchcraft is a good place to start.

 
Thanks. This book looks really interesting.

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